Sinking Ship Entertainment

Sinking Ship names Ayesha Girgla to head distribution

Toronto-based prodco Sinking Ship Entertainment has appointed Ayesha Girgla as its new distribution manager. Girgla previously held corporate and commercial positions before moving into private practice, and is experienced in working in intellectual property, specifically in trademark, copyright infringement and social media law. She will report directly to the heads of sales and distribution, Marilyn […]

Kids round-up: Tencent Video becomes new Chinese home for ‘Shaun The Sheep’; Acamar Films makes key UK hires; ‘Dino Dana’ movie roars onto Canada’s Cineplex Store and more…

Tencent and Aardman do ‘Shaun The Sheep’ deal UK studio Aardman has signed a deal with Tencent Video to make the streaming platform the new home for Shaun The Sheep in China. The streamer will pick up all 170 x 7-minute episodes of the animated series, which is also carried by Netflix outside of China. […]

Joan Lambur debuts prodco with Sinking Ship

North American TV industry veteran Joan Lambur has launched a new prodco, with Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment attached as minority shareholder. Lambur is exiting Breakthrough Entertainment is order to launch Lambur Productions, which will be active in children’s and family programming, SVOD and licensing. The prodco will work with broadcasters, agents, writers and creative talent […]

Sinking Ship debuts Dino Dana

Sinking Ship Entertainment’s first MIPCOM since acquiring Picture Box Distribution will see the Canadian kids TV firm launch animated series Dino Dana. Annedroids prodco Sinking Ship moved into in-house distribution with the Picture Box acquisition before MIPTV and sales chiefs Kate Sanagan and Marilyn Kynaston are now offering buyers TVO and Amazon original Dino Dana, […]

Canadian producer buys kids distributor

Consolidation in the Canadian kids TV sector continues, with producer Sinking Ship Entertainment revealing it will acquire compatriot Picture Box Distribution. This comes after Canadian toon giant 9 Story Media bought Ireland’s Brown Bag Films last year, and after Temple Street Productions yesterday regrouped as Boat Rocker Media, unveiled new toon arm Boat Rocker Animation. […]

News brief: Bomanbridge to rep Sinking Ship

Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media has acquired Asian sales rights to Canadian producer Sinking Ship Entertainment’s catalogue. The deal is for shows including Odd Squad, and new CBC/SRC series Chirp and back catalogue titles. It comprises 80 hours in total. “Bomanbridge is the preeminent distributor in Asia and we are very pleased to have them represent our […]

CBBC welcomes Odd Squad

UK kids broadcaster CBBC has acquired Sinking Ship Entertainment’s daytime live-action series Odd Squad and will launch it this month. The 40x22mins series will debut on June 22 on the digital BBC channel. Odd Squad follows two young agents working for a government division run by kids equipped advanced but unpredictable gadgetry. Canada’s Sinking Ship […]

Discovery Kids engages Annedroids

Discovery Kids Latin America has acquired the first two seasons of Amazon’s hybrid animation kids original Annedroids. The deal for the 52x30mins Canadian CGI/live action hybrid series, from Sinking Ship Entertainment in association with TVOKids and sold by Picture Box Distribution, covers most of Latin America. The exception is Brazil, where Picture Box has sold […]

Amazon kids show lands at Discovery Asia

Amazon’s original children’s show Annedroids has sold to Discovery Kids Asia. Picture Box Distribution has closed the deal for the Sinking Ship Entertainment show (pictured). Science-themed Annedroids launched on Amazon Prime Instant Video earlier this year as one of the three of the SVOD service’s debut original children’s programmes. Discovery Kids Asia’s factual counterpart has […]

Sinking Ship brings $30m slate to Cannes

Canada’s Sinking Ship Entertainment is bringing a slate it claims is worth US$30 million of production to MIPCOM, with a former ABC and CBC exec tapped to join the growing studio. New series hitting the market include the 80x11mins PBS math series Odd Squad (pictured), 52x11mins CBC/SRC show Chirp, and 52x5mins Playdate, which is a […]